Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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How do I select a root file system when partitioning?

I want to install Ubuntu on the C: partition where my Windows 7 is, simply to replace the systems. I've also tried to install it on another partition (without formating it), which failed! All I get ...
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Move system to VirtualBox

I have HDD with Windows 7 on one of the partintions which was installed previously on the same machine, connected to the laptop via the USB. Previously the system was booted from this HDD using grub ...
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Which directories at / is it safeish to move to a slower (but much larger) secondary drive?

I took the path less traveled and installed Ubuntu on my CR-48. Mostly this is a completely standard install, minus it using ChromeOS's kernel (for drivers) but the main drawback is the 8GB SSD-- it ...
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2 disks dual partitioning with Windows7 and Ubuntu

Hey I was wondering if anyone knew of a good tutorial how to do this? I have the Windows on installation in the first disk and have a second disk devoted to Ubuntu. Last time I tried to partition I ...
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What should I think about before using one partition as /home for two different systems?

My situation is as follows: Ubuntu with GNOME-Shell installed on /dev/sda3, with it's own /home directory. Lubuntu installed on /dev/sda5, with it's own /home directory. Data files (music, movies, ...
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Can you make a bootable recovery partition for Ubuntu?

Okay, there's tons of questions about recovery partitions, but most, if not all pertain to Windows. My question is, "Can you make a bootable recovery partition FOR Ubuntu?" I'm soon going to put ...
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Ext4 partition converted to swap. How to recover?

While installing Ubuntu 11.10, I converted by Fedora's ext4 partition to swap by mistake. Please assist to recover the files and partition.
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Converting to btrfs from md raid5 with lvm

I have decided to start the transition to btrfs this weekend. I have a desktop with one md raid1 which is used for boot, and one large md raid5 for everything else. On top of the md raid5, I have LVM ...
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Was I supposed to have something in this partition?

EDIT $3 Looks like it already saved my swap even without editing fstab. take a look: EDIT #2: Alright - rebooted and this is what I got, let me know if I did everything correctly: EDIT #1: ...
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how do i shrink and divide the ubuntu partition after installing it alongside windows XP?

i wanted to shrink the partition of my ubuntu to 20gb after i used the "install alongside windows" option and divided my HD into 2 partitions: (WINOS-60gb, ubuntu-100gb) my goal is to split HD into 3 ...
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How can I split a single partition into three when it already has tons of data?

I'm considering splitting a single partition into three as per Rinzwind's suggestion. That is, P1 for Ubuntu 11.10 (which I currently have installed), P2 for Ubuntu 12.04 (or the prerelease), and P3 ...
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Mount FAT32 filesystem as /home during installation?

Setup in Ubuntu 11.10 installation gives me this message while in advanced partitioning: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
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How do you get install alonside Ubuntu option during the installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No option to install alongside Windows 7 During the graphical installation I get only two options in the allocate disk space page, i) erase disk and install Ubuntu ii) ...
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How can I see the partitions?

How can I see each partition in Ubuntu 11.10, similar to how they're displayed in Microsoft Windows? Information should be displayed for memory allocation. (Translated from German with the help of ...
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Installing Windows on Ubuntu

I've 2 hard disks. I've installed Ubuntu on the HDA(0), but there are plenty of spaces. But On the HDA(0) there is only one partition. My question How can I edit / create another partition on HDA(0) ...
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“No root filesystem” error when preseeding

I am trying to perform automatic installation of Ubuntu server (11.10). My partitioning recipe is here: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i ...
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Is it safe to delete partitions and start over?

I actually partitioned my hard drive and set up Ubuntu twice, so now on boot I've got to choose between 2 Ubuntu OS's and Windows. What I'd like to do is delete the Ubuntu partitions and start over. ...
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Is it safe to resize home and root partition

I'd like to shrink my root partition as it is 20gb and I only use 5-6 gb. I was going to shrink it with gparted and use the free space for my home partition (root and home partitions are sda6 and sda7 ...
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Separate but united Home directory

My hard disk is separated into 3 parts. 1. system 2. home (my stuff, work and such) 3. swap The original idea is that i can reinstall and/or configure and/or experiment with the system without ...
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Laptop won't boot and can't see partition

I am running Ubuntu 10.10. on an Acer Aspire laptop alongside windows 7. I left my laptop on the battery which clearly ran out- and now neither windows nor ubuntu will load (I am currently running ...
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Just installed 11.10 and Windows 7 is now Missing

After dual-booting Ubuntu 11.10 successfully on another computer, I finally decided it was time for me to make the leap from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. However, the installation on my Dell Inspiron Laptop ...
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Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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Separate home directory and system files

this is a quite tricky one, I suppose. My current system is installed on a RAID 1 I created during the Ubuntu installation (i.e. /dev/md0). The swap partition is also on the RAID. My home directory ...
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Why does Ubuntu need 2 swap partitions, can I remove one?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 - 32bit (with 40GB disk space) alongside windows7. Then, I installed a Ubuntu 11.10 - 64bit alongside windows, as the 32bit was installed by my mistake. I chose the ...
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Problem on mounting partitions after create new account

I created a new account(administrator) and delete the first account . In this new account , The partitions are access denied . Some error like these are occur : "You are not owner" "You don't have ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Installation Partition Sizing Formula

I want to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch. I have read (here and here) that it is recommended to have 3 partitions for the desktop installation: root, home and swap as having a separate home and root ...
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How to partition my Hard Disk to facilitate installation?

I am new to Linux family and willing to install ubuntu 11.10 x86 (32 bit) alongside Windows 7, i.e., Dual-Boot. I have searched a lot about how to make partitions of my hard disk for installing ubuntu ...
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Should I run Ubuntu alongside Windows or in a virtual machine?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit PC to do analysis of astronomy data. The data files are often large (can be few hundred MB, possibly a GB). The data files may be located on an ...
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Expanding partition

I have a 220g partition with ubuntu. And a empty partition 100g. How can I expand the partition with ubuntu? I boot from liveCD, start gparted, sgrink 1 partition, and could't expand the 2 partition. ...
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Preinstalled Ubuntu on Asus EeePC 1011PX BLK030U

I'm trying to figure out what are the criteria behind the installation in object, to see how I can properly use it, improve something or possibly replace it with something installed from scratch to ...
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Installation alongside Windows XP with two pre-existing partitions

I currently have Windows XP installed on my system. I wish to install Ubuntu as the second OS. I want that at startup I am prompted to select the OS I wish to boot my system with. However, I am ...
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How to make Ubuntu use the entire partition?

I have a partition for Windows (sda2) and one for Ubuntu (sda3). I've installed Ubuntu from Windows with the Windows Ubuntu installer (Wubi) and set an installation size of 13GB (I guess). ...
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How do I preseed a disk to 50% / and /tmp?

I need to install ubuntu server 10.04 by preseed file and part disk into 50% for / and rest for /tmp. I tried this: # Partitioning # use first hard drive SCSI/SATA: d-i partman-auto/disk string ...
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Mounting partition on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, but it couldn't detect my partitions(NTFS), There is just "file system" partition(Ubuntu partition) in "computer". What should I do now ? Thanks.
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I have lost partition table for my USB Flash drive

I working on Ubuntu 11.10 I have used GParted for formatting my pendrive (2 GB) but unfortunately I have lost the partition table for it. I unable create it using GParted . How do I create a new ...
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partition scheme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu? I bought a new laptop with following configuration: 640gb hard disk and 4gb RAM with pre installed windows 7. right now ...
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How do I migrate an Ubuntu installation to a home folder partition?

I have two partitions of Ubuntu installed on my Samsung N150 Plus. One is 11.04 (90GB) and one is 11.10 (60GB). All my documents are on the 11.04 home folder, but they are too big to cut and paste ...
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Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu install option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation? I selected the "Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu" install option when I first got my Portege laptop ...
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How can I move a btrfs partition? (after resizing it)

Is it possible to move a btrfs partition (after I shrinked it)? (e.g. as described in How can I safely resize (shrink) a BTRFS partition?) I need this to grow the partition before the btrf partition. ...
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Why can't I boot into Windows after adjusting my partitions? [closed]

I have a HP Pavilion DV6 with Windows 7 and a 500GB HD split into 3 drives -C:, a System tools and something else. I shrank 100GB on the C: and used that to install Ubuntu. Meaning I literally shrank ...
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How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation?

I purchased a PC six months ago for work related tasks. I do 95% of my work on Ubuntu (web development). Now, I want to install Windows on another partition to play a few games on my relax time. Which ...
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Mac OS X formatted Partitions says “Permission Denied”

So I have a 500GB External Drive split into 4 Partitions (Which I did in Mac OS X 10.5.8) in Disk Utility which are as followed. Mac External Drive: 155.00GB (Mac Extended) Ubuntu External: 155.00GB ...
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How to remove linux from bootable partition?

I have linux mint which I don`t need, besides my ubuntu. It resides on bootable partition. How do I remove it without destroying mbr?
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I created a separate /home partition, is this a good idea?

I have a question that I do not know exactly how to address, so I'm deeply sorry if this one has already been posted by other users. I'm an extremely newbie with Linux, but very eager to learn. ...
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Why don't my partitions stay mounted after a reboot?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 in a wubi instalation. As I'm using clementine to listen to music I have in my partitions, each time I power ubuntu up clementine loses the libraries and has to rescan the ...
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Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 11.10, keep Windows D: partition

I have a laptop that came with Windows 7 with the drive divided into two partitions, and I have saved my own data on the D: partition. I recently grew annoyed (after comparing with a Wubi ...
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battery backup issues on acer timeline 3830tg

I recently bought Acer timeline 3830tg for my studies and installed ubuntu 11.10 and currently using gnome-shell. I also have changed by graphics mode from hybrid to integrated mode to increase ...
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Poor performance after reinstalling to a USB drive

I am currently running Ubuntu 11.10 off of a SanDisk 16GB USB. I installed it using a Live USB with the following partition configuration: 6GB Primary /dos FAT32 5GB Logical / ext4 5GB Logical ...
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Are partition sizes displayed in megabytes or mebibytes during installation?

Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen! Just to reassure myself: As far as I read in here, Ubuntu uses the correct decimal base interpretation of the MB prefix. So, in Nautilus, a file of 1MB is actually ...
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How can I copy an NTFS partition to my new machine's HDD using Ubuntu?

Background: Got a new laptop recently. Got Ubuntu working on it and copied everything I needed from my old laptop's Ubuntu installation thusly. However, I had an NTFS partition on my old machine with ...